Krista Stevens from Daily post asked us to share with  an image, or two, or three, (or more!) of where you live.

dailypost photo-challenges/ tour guide


A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds

Clouds over Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain. from the Bo Kaap were you find  brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets.

It may be one of the most photographed areas of Cape Town.

Cloudy skies at Dwarskersbos, West Coast.Clouds at sunset – Langebaan





cavity  – noun
 An empty space within a solid object.

At last!

It’s been a while that I have been posting here on my blog!! Had been so busy having a great time with family that I cannot believe that it’s almost February!

When I saw these challenges, I knew that I needed to share this with you! :

Look Up!

To me, there’s nothing that quite matches the majesty of the night sky—or the difficulty involved in capturing that scene on camera. I had the perfect opportunity to try.  Photographing anything in dark is very tricky to me! Being an amateur, add just distant pinpoints of light and getting a great shot of the stars can be very challenging. Capturing the night sky isn’t a matter of having the latest, greatest equipment—it’s about having a bit of know how (which is my biggest problem!).

The clear, dark skies and the lack of light pollution makes Kagga Kamma the perfect stargazing spot. With the help of my brother in law’s knowledge and many nights of experimenting with different settings on the camera this is what I captured:

Part of the Milky Way with the Southern Cross in the bottom
Orion’s belt

It is not perfect, but I was so happy with the results!!!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Look Up

I am also linking this to :

Travel theme: Adventure



Debbie from Travel with Intent invites us to join in this challenge: 

Over to all of you to join the challenge with your own Potty  post.


Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in December – Y2

It is time for another Pick a Word themed challenge and it is the last one this year. As usual you get five words to choose from:






I chose :


Definition of sagacious   

having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd.
“they were sagacious enough to avoid any outright confrontation”

My neighbour  found  these three Spotted Eagle- Owl  owlets on a walk through our estate.

(Photo credits: Jenny Cole)

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue Skies




Debbie from Travel with Intent invites us to join in this challenge: 


Over to all of you to join the challenge with your own Busy post.


Thursday’s Special: Traces of the past Y3-10

The fossil site of Langebaanweg is located in the West Coast Fossil Park, approximately 150 km north of Cape Town (a 11/2 hour drive), and is world-renowned for its exceptionally well-preserved fossil faunal remains that date to the terminal Miocene/early Pliocene (circa 5.2 million years ago).

A national and international team of researchers are currently unraveling the fascinating and unique history of fossils from the West Coast Fossil Park and attempting to recreate the environment and climate of the west coast  years ago. At this time many animals that are now extinct, such as saber-toothed cats, short-necked giraffes, hunting hyenas and African bears roamed the west coast which then had a more subtropical climate with lush, riverine forests and open grasslands.

The deeply buried fossil deposits were uncovered during phosphate mining in the Langebaanweg area. The mining started in 1943, initially at Baard’s Quarry on Langeberg Farm, close to where the airforce training base is today. Here solid phosphate rock was mined for fertilizer and it is thought that many tons of fossils were crushed up along with the rock before scientists were made aware of their existence.

A remarkable number of different fossil animal species (and families) are represented at this site, making Langebaanweg one of the most diverse Mio-Pliocene occurrences in the world. The fossil rich deposits first came to light when Dr Ronald Singer (from the anatomy department at the University of Cape Town) visited Baard’s Quarry in 1958. He was accompanied by Dr Hooiijer (from Leiden University) and Dr Crompton (Director of the South African Museum).  Amongst this sample was an ankle bone of an extinct short-necked giraffe belonging to the sivathere group (this became the subject of the first scientific paper published on the site), and a tooth of an extinct elephant called Stegolophodon (Stegolophodon has since been re-classified as Mammuthus subplanifrons. ( )

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